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Top 5 Home Remodelling Trends in New Zealand

Posted 04/06/13

Here's two great questions to ask yourself. How much better your home would be to live in with a few upgrades? Would seeing the latest home remodelling trends in your property make you feel great? There’s no time like the present to start on some home renovations and improve the quality of your life

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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

Whether its lighting or plumbing fixtures, cabinetry or new tiles, you can give the bathroom a whole new look with a budget bathroom makeover.  A fresh coat of paint or using drywall to provide texture are two great ways to update the walls. Budget bathroom makeover ideas If you want to go one s

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Cabinet Makers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

Cabinet makers use woodworking skills to create cabinets, shelving and furniture. The fundamental focus of cabinet makers is the production of cabinetry. Although they may also produce items that would not be recognised as cabinets, however the same skills and techniques apply. A cabinet may b

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Need to Add an Extra Bedroom for Your Kids?

Posted 10/11/16

Kiwi parents have on average 1.9 kids, which works fine for those who have three bedroom homes. Except when you have more than two children, have guests over to stay or want to use a bedroom as a study or home office. That’s when adding on an extra bedroom for your kids is a great solution to gi

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5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Posted 29/10/14

We've talked to industry insiders and experts, and have put together a list of our top 5 tips for getting started your spring home renovations. Spring home renovations Coming out of a cold winter, spring home renovations may seem like a daunting prospect.  Yes, you've been thinking about i

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government regulations require that certain wor

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8 Questions You Should Ask a Kitchen Contractor

Posted 23/04/13

Whether you are remodelling your kitchen or ripping it out, you need to speak with a kitchen contractor. You also need to have some ideas about what you'd like your new kitchen to look like.  Kiwi kitchens are often busy spaces where activities as diverse as socializing, preparing meals or doing

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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The Tiny Home Movement in New Zealand

Posted 18/03/15

The tiny home movement is a trend that seems to be here to stay. But why has this movement gained so much traction? Is it a genuine trend that’s both socially and economically advantageous? Or is it just the next not-so-big thing in house design?... Exploring NZ's tiny home movement Since

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Replacement of Redundant Vents with Weatherboards

Posted 5 days ago

We have two old, redundant metal vents located within the exterior wall of our kitchen. We are looking for a skilled carpenter to remove these vents and replace them with weatherboards, to match the existing weatherboards. We would like care to be taken to avoid disturbing the existing window and flashing adjacent. We have just over 4 linear meters of existing weatherboard, in good condition, available to use for the job. This is in three lengths — 2no. 1.5m lengths and 1no. 1.3m length. Th...

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Scotia

Posted 9 hours ago

Wanting to have scotia put in kitchen, already have the moulding.

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General joinery replacement and odd jobs

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need a couple of lower window frames replaced or repaired as damaged. Also have a leak through the plate of the fire flue, would like this checked to make sure it isn’t wet behind it and replace/fix as necessary. Need work done ASAP as wanting to sell property.

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Decking at 80

Posted 1 week ago

Provide quote for the building of a small deck.

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Spa deck and pergola

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need gated spa deck pergola on flat land. Small concrete pad for spa which is 2.2m x 2.2m with a surround big enough for bbq and chairs.

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Replacing windows with doors

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, We want to replace the windows in our kitchen with some sliding doors. They would be about 2360 x 2220. Exterior cladding is brick. If you know of any suppliers to purchase a door from that would be helpful as we don't have any yet.

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Covered pergola attached to house

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are looking for an experienced and reliable builder to plan and build a covered pergola that is attached to the house, built on an existing deck. Details below: The pergola size approx. 2.6m x 5m Polycarbonate roof Keen to get it built as soon as possible. No consent required (size is less than 20sqm) Please see pic of the deck - the pergola would be built on the left side of the deck.

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Rebuild and extend second storey deck

Posted 6 days ago

I'm looking for a ballpark figure on rebuilding and extending an existing deck that currently has rot in the frontboard and railings. It's 9080mm long and just over 3m above the ground. I would like to extend it out about 3m, but tapering back to a metre from about halfway along. We have an engineer to draw plans for us to reduce costs. The ground underneath is flat. There is a smaller ground level deck underneath which we don't mind covering up.

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Building/repairing raised vege garden

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have 3 raised vege gardens. We want to change their positions, split a large one in two, and have all their border walls re-done.

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Shower wall linings

Posted 1 week ago

Shower wall linings need to be replaced as well as the capping with white waterproof lining

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Repair between Deck and downpipe

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi there, there is a big hole between deck and its downpipe, I believe that resulted in moisture under deck in the room. Please see attached pics. Thanks

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Repair rotten outdoor boards

Posted 2 weeks ago

Before painting we need some rotten boards replaced - on garage door frame and on parts of a fence and gate - see photos

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2 jobs required

Posted 1 week ago

1. Replace vent pipe for toilet 2. Fix shower box and shower head. The lining has come off wall and the shower head/slider needs replacing.

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Build a new deck

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need to build a new deck.

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Replace decking

Posted 1 week ago

We would like an estimate to replace the decking timber. We would also like a cost to add steps down along the front. 5.2m x 2.4m. 0.85m high.

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House paneling rot

Posted 2 weeks ago

We pulled down our door canopy and have exposed some of our wooden panels need replacing due to rot.

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Spa pool deck and pergola

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for an experienced/competent carpenter to build a 3.9x3.9m ground level deck with a basic open top pergola and two sides of venetian trellis before Christmas. There will be a 4 person spa going on the deck so it must be sufficiently strong. I have a design and a brief available to go off and would like this quoted first.

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Conservatory Repannel

Posted 5 days ago

Conservatory has had a leak and has rotted timin the corner that needs replacing.

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Building a deck #2

Posted 1 week ago

Hi I am looking for someone who could build a deck of 32-34 sq/m. Our house is in Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt. The area where deck will be built is flat and has an easy access. Please contact me if you are committed to start soon. Thank you. Nora

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Pergola

Posted 1 week ago

Complete my unfinished pergola. Posts are already in place. Two tops needs to be constructed similar to the top in the picture. Approx measurements would be 4.8x3.6 each, but onsite measurement would be required to ensure proper fitment.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 149,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Fixing a bed base

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th October 2019

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 3
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 5
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 5

Wooden railing

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wall-hung bookshelf for study

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Fobbie1

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th November 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Gib a ceiling and plaster finish and paint. rotten boards on verandah


5th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Front Door Step Rebuild/Replace

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Privacy screen framing on deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Continue deck alteration

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th April 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Replacing old deck with new larger deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Exterior repair work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th April 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Simple Pergola #2


13th September 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
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 3
Communication
 4

Weatherboard repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Windowsill and a few other bits and pieces

Work carried out by a subcontractor

18th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wooden floorboards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

repair gib in ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Architrave, skirting and scotia

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace small section of barge board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace decking planks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

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Gellatly Builders LTD

Joined July 2019

We are a local Christchurch based Building Company specialise in all Carpentry New homes to renovations on your existing home, foundations and concrete work, fences and decks. We are professional and committed to starting and completing your project on time, we pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes to your budget. We are Green status with Site Wise and have a rating of 100% with Healt...

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A C construction solutions Ltd

Joined October 2019

Hi, I’m a builder of 10 years l specialise in renovations, extensions, new builds, I also do smaller jobs including bathrooms, decks, fences, retaining walls. I pride myself on the quality of work and working with my clients to achieve what they want to there budget.

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JAMES THE BUILDER

Joined September 2009

Hello my name is James and I have been building for 10 years. And I specialize in doing those smaller jobs I am NZ qualified and believe in doing the job right the first time. I have a team of sub contractors that have the same motto. As the building process can be daunting it is my job to help my clients thought this experience, keeping the lines of communication open at all times, because a...

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Glass Innovate Ltd

Joined February 2019

Glass Innovate is one of Wellingtons top Glass and Glazing companies. Our professional qualified glaziers can install anything to do with glass. From a simple single pane window, to specialized unusual projects that other glaziers wouldn't touch, we can do anything. Some of what we can do include: Splashbacks Frameless Showers Glass Table Tops Customized Aquariums Windows Mirrors Balus...

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C&F

Joined August 2019

Hi I been working building around 12 years. I am licensed builder . Good people to working with . We are very professional and work hard , residential and commercial.

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DnR Contracting

Joined April 2019

WE COVER FROM HAWKESBAY TO WELLINGTON We specialise in the smaller jobs the big building companies have no time for. We do most things and have over 25 years joint experience in the building industry. We pride ourselves on providing a fantastic service so you will he happy to recommend us to others.

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Redefine Renovations and Construction Ltd

Joined February 2013

Hello We are highly skilled team of carpenters and apprentices, with a wealth of experience in all aspects of the building trade. While we specialise in alterations and additions, we can help with all aspects of your project With my considerable project management skills, projects are completed efficiently, whilst ensuring the work is completed to the highest quality. We can take y...

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Owen Wilson Builders

Joined July 2019

Hi I have been in the building trade for 19 years. We currently have 4-5 staff. We do work in all types of building. New builds, renovations, extentions, decks, fences, retaining walls, kitchens/bathroom re models, Full contract to Labor only. We closely with a range of subcontractors. We take pride in all of our work and work to a very high standard on all of our jobs. We like to work with our cl...

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Leon Build

Joined January 2016

Hi, we have been building new houses as well as general home renovations and maintenance. Give us a call to discuss your requirements. (Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decking, Fencing and many more)

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Concept Maintenance Ltd

Joined May 2019

Hi, Over the past 20 years I have been doing home renovations, plastering, painting and general building maintenance.. Most recently my team have undertaken earthquake strengthen to commercial properties and full fitouts. Will consider any maintenance jobs from changing light bulbs to full renovations. We will go above and beyond, we pride ourselves on professional practice.

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BuiltWise

Joined March 2016

Hi, I am a qualified builder and have been building 10+ years. My experience includes new builds,renovations and additions, leaky home repairs, pre - purchase inspections,retaining walls and fences,painting, hard landscaping and decks. Consultation, Design, Project Management. Testimonials available on request. Thanks Simon

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Lister Furniture & Cabinetry Ltd

Joined September 2017

Lister Furniture and Cabinetry specialise in the design, manufacturing and installation of bespoke kitchen, laundry and bathroom cabinetry, shelving, bookcases and custom furniture. We also undertake Joinery and Cabinetry alteration and maintenance such as timber windows, doors, stair and furniture repairs, alterations and maintenance to existing kitchen and bathroom cabinetry. Trade quali...

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Clash Furniture Makers

Joined April 2017

Hi, we are a boutique furniture making company . We specialize in custom made furniture or bespoke pieces for clients who have been looking for a piece but just can't find it . We will recreate something you like the look of or help you make your ideas and designs a reality. From dining tables to timber bench/bar tops. From bedroom furniture to Bathroom Vanities and everything in between, if it...

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NBC Ltd

Joined August 2017

NBC Ltd is an experienced Wellington painter and decorator business committed to exceptional service to deliver all interior and exterior house painting jobs on time and within budget. I can also fixed or repaired house both inside and outside. For inside I can do the wall, plastering, chipboard, doors and ceiling, outside I can do the weatherboard and roof, I can also do a fence. To make your...

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Handyman Plus

Joined August 2018

Hi there , I'm available to do any general handyman work, Gib board repairs / painting Interior and Exterior / fencing / decking / plastering / general non compliance building work / water blasting / fitting doors and hardware etc . l have been doing this on and off for some 40 odd years . l have also completed a number of personal projects over the years incorporating all of the above, s...

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City works

Joined November 2017

Please inspect our website to view the work we speaclise in.While there please click onto Trade me via "landscaping supplies " and also scrutinize our reviews.

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Building renovator

Joined March 2017

Hi, I have been building for 20 years, I am a licensed builder, and licensed plumber, and a certified water proofer. I have completed some large renovations but also do the smaller jobs as well. I like to do reno work as it is more satisfying. and pleasing the customer is my ultimate aim I can always guarantee satisfaction.

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Custom Balustrades

Joined August 2007

I manufacture handrails balustrades and gates usually aluminium stainless or steel with railings wire or glass, I am a qualified tradesman and ticketed welder so can do other engineering work ie beams.check the website link to metalwork

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Lloyd Casey

Joined November 2015

30+ years, servicing the greater Wellington area, specialising in painting, plastering and building maintenance. We pride ourselves in friendly, good quality workmanship and prompt service.

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H&S CONTRACTING LTD

Joined April 2007

I am a proffesional experienced qualified licensed builder with 20 years in the building industry I'm up for any challange no job to big or to small we offer competitive pricing and free quoting for your budget.

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